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Posted January 28, 2012 - 11:39 AM

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 06:13 PM

Well Brian your eye is correct it is a 1969 Bolens Sprint snowmobile.

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I also have a 1965/66 Bolens Diablo Rouge. The model is 500. Serial number 11700. This one I have is the model that was produced only 1 year in the Canada factory. It has the Canada leaf on the air intake dome on the hood. The skis on the trailer are wood. It also has two tracks underneath the motor unit.
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Posted January 28, 2012 - 06:31 PM

Those are some nice sleds you got there!
Any of them run?
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Posted January 28, 2012 - 06:42 PM

Nice Sleds. If you ever get snow, love to see them in action.

I learned a long time ago, not to have to much background in your pics... These guys don't miss a beat
On an unrelated note, what's up with the B10/B12 Allis?
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Posted January 28, 2012 - 07:45 PM

yea it looks to be home made but its deffenitly cool and would be handy to run a hay elevator or PTO pump or whater is 540 PTO drivein that dosent need alot of power so you dont need to tie up a big tractor for a little job. the bolens 540 PTO for the tube frame are super rare. ive never seen 1 anywhere ever. i have seen the belt thing that they had. i missed one on ebay years ago it only sold for 60 bucks. i kick myself still over that

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 07:49 PM

Well Brian your eye is correct it is a 1969 Bolens Sprint snowmobile.

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I also have a 1965/66 Bolens Diablo Rouge. The model is 500. Serial number 11700. This one I have is the model that was produced only 1 year in the Canada factory. It has the Canada leaf on the air intake dome on the hood. The skis on the trailer are wood. It also has two tracks underneath the motor unit.
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nice collection of bolens sleds. i want a diablo rouge so bad but every1 i ever seen for sale thats not 1000 miles away there missing to many parts and they still want 800 to 1000 bucks for them. i know there rare an highly collectable but damn

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 08:32 PM

This has been quite an interesting thread. Thank you to all of the folks that contributed. We do have a very informative group of members.

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 09:32 PM

The Bolens Sprint does run. I need to clean the carb, it hasn't ran for a year.

The Diablo Rouge, the motor is stuck. The local snowmobile club had a show displaying some of the antique sled during their poker run. They wondered if I would bring it so I restored the riders sled and repainted the front unit to display at the show.

MH81: You asked about the Allis? The answer is that what you see in the picture is how I bought it at the same swap meet from a different guy. The guy I bought it from said his dad was tearing it down for a restoration project and his dad either died or he lost interest. So I bought it in 4 cardboard boxes.

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 09:34 PM

:confuse: The other thing I was wondering about is what exactly does the elusive Bolens PTO really look like? :confuse:

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 09:46 PM

Well Brian your eye is correct it is a 1969 Bolens Sprint snowmobile.

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I also have a 1965/66 Bolens Diablo Rouge. The model is 500. Serial number 11700. This one I have is the model that was produced only 1 year in the Canada factory. It has the Canada leaf on the air intake dome on the hood. The skis on the trailer are wood. It also has two tracks underneath the motor unit.
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Looks better then my Diablo Rouge.
Whats the spint? Is it a 380?

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 10:49 PM

:confuse: The other thing I was wondering about is what exactly does the elusive Bolens PTO really look like? :confuse:


I posted the 3 pictures of the PTO's that were used in this thread already.....

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Posted January 28, 2012 - 11:57 PM

What I should have asked is what model of the bolens PTO is the rarest of the three?

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 07:55 AM

I learned a long time ago, not to have to much background in your pics... These guys don't miss a beat


I can smell rust, and grease even over the web. I get monthly tetanus shots just out of habit. LOL

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 08:13 AM

What I should have asked is what model of the bolens PTO is the rarest of the three?


I have a Bolens "Attachment Interchangeability List" that covers everything from the 600 to the G292.

Looking at that, I see that there were 2 different Front PTO attachments for the Tube Frames, and 4 different REAR PTO attachments for the Large Frames.

Tube Frame attachments were FRONT MOUNTED and are #18704 and #18905, both 540 RPM, which are most likely the ones that Bolens1000 pictured in post #2 above. Those are listed as fitting EVERY Tube Frame from the 600 to the H16

For the Large frames there were:
18082 - 2000 RPM that fit on the 1886-04 and up.
18094 - 540 RPM that fit the 1886-05 and up.
15095 - 540 RPM that fir the 1250 thru the 1886-04
18906 - 540 & 1000 RPM that fit the 1250 thru the 1477.

To tell the truth, I don't think that you can single out any of them as the rarest, as they are all extremely rare.

Edited by OldBuzzard, January 29, 2012 - 08:19 AM.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 12:35 PM

I have a Bolens "Attachment Interchangeability List" that covers everything from the 600 to the G292.

Looking at that, I see that there were 2 different Front PTO attachments for the Tube Frames, and 4 different REAR PTO attachments for the Large Frames.

Tube Frame attachments were FRONT MOUNTED and are #18704 and #18905, both 540 RPM, which are most likely the ones that Bolens1000 pictured in post #2 above. Those are listed as fitting EVERY Tube Frame from the 600 to the H16

For the Large frames there were:
18082 - 2000 RPM that fit on the 1886-04 and up.
18094 - 540 RPM that fit the 1886-05 and up.
15095 - 540 RPM that fir the 1250 thru the 1886-04
18906 - 540 & 1000 RPM that fit the 1250 thru the 1477.

To tell the truth, I don't think that you can single out any of them as the rarest, as they are all extremely rare.


The red one is rare

18082 - 2000 RPM that fit on the 1886-04 and up, I would think it will fit the 1886-01 - 1886-04 aswell.
I think most will fit you just need the right drive shaft.




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